Today over at Christ and Pop Culture I have taken on a cultural juggernaut: voting. I wrote a lengthy feature on the historical and theological case for political repentance. While it is not a popular position within American Evangelicalism today, I believe that it is important to dialogue about.
I am hoping for much dialogue, feedback and discourse to flow from this feature. While I am realistic in understanding I wont change too many minds, I would like to open the conversation up and show non-voting to be more than an anti-democratic cop-out. Instead, this article aims to open up the discussion for a humble, repentant form of political disengagement. May it bear much fruit.
I have decided not to post any of the article on the blog, and instead, I would encourage you all to click over (do that here) to Christ and Pop Culture to read and wrestle with it in its entirety. Instead, I want to this be a briefing session on the article.
So, before you read it, consider these 5 precautions.
1. I am not arguing for the cessation of democracy.
2. This article is about repentance, not political ideology
3. Leave your judgements at door: I say things that are radical, but I have done my homework
4. Be gracious. Politics could use some grace.
5. This article is about Jesus, I wrote this to honor Jesus. Keep that in mind, even if you disagree.
With that said, please feel free to chew on this article.
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